Dienstag, 23. April 2013

CfP: Journal of Cult Media

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<snip>The Journal of Cult Media has relaunched and is currently accepting submissions for issue six. Intensities is an online journal first launched at Cardiff University in 2001 under the editorship of Matt Hills and Sara Gwenllian Jones. It later moved to Brunel University, where it was edited by David Lavery, and is currently edited (still at Brunel) by Leon Hunt.
Intensities will publish two issues a year. The journal addresses all aspects of cult media including cult television, cult film, cult radio, cult comics, literary cults and cult authors, new media cults, cult figures and celebrities, cult icons, musical cults, cult geographies, historical studies of media cults and their fandoms, cult genres (e.g. science fiction, horror, fantasy, pulp fiction, Manga, anime, Hong Kong film etc.), non-generic modes of cultishness, theorisations of cult media, relevant audience and readership studies, and work that addresses the cult media industry.
Issue six seeks submissions examining TV shows that have acquired cult status at a historical distance – both established cult shows ("The Avengers, The Prisoner, "the 'classic' series of "Doctor Who") and those that have received less (or possibly even no) critical attention. In addition, the papers will locate those shows historically, either by drawing on archive materials or suggesting new cultural, historical or institutional contexts in which they might be understood.
Submissions should be sent to intensities@brunel.ac.uk. They should be between 6000 and 8000 words, referenced Harvard style and sent as a word document – a 200 word abstract should be sent as a separate document. - Deadline for submissions is May 31st 2013.<snap>